Tag: Federal Funds

What Delaware’s Mid-year Race to the Top Evaluation Tells Us


March 16th, 2012

This week, the Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) released a mid-year “progress report” on Race to the Top reforms. The report includes statewide DCAS data, as well as highlights from the mid-year performance evaluations of the students in twelve districts (districts participated or not based on the size of their grant and/or their past...


The R-E-S-P-E-C-T Project

News, Policy and Practice

February 16th, 2012

Tucked away in President Obama’s $3.8 trillion federal budget was a $5 billion competitive grant program aimed at elevating the teaching profession to its rightful status - which could have significant and long-lasting effects on teacher quality throughout the United States. The fund, called the RESPECT Project (Recognizing Educational Success...


Delaware RTTT Early Learning Challenge Out of the Starting Gates

Early Childhood Education, News

February 13th, 2012

The hard work has begun; after a short celebration for Delaware’s nearly $50M award for the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge, the Governor’s Office and Departments of Education, Health and Social Services, and Services for Children, Youth, and their Families are beginning to build capacity to implement all our commitments. Two...


Governor Recommends 5.6% Increase in State Education Budget

News, Policy and Practice

January 27th, 2012

On Thursday, Governor Markell unveiled his FY 2013 proposed budget, which recommends increasing the state’s investment in public education by roughly $63 million, or 5.7% over current year funding levels. In particular, the governor recommends appropriating: $27.4 million for an Educational Sustainment Fund, an unrestricted pot of money...